“Regardless of which party wants to change Medicare, either Democrats with Obamacare or Republicans through this budget proposal, it’s always been my approach to listen directly to Montanans prior to any vote,” Rehberg said in a statement. “It’s being rushed through with little to no public input. That’s just plain wrong.”
The Ryan budget plan was released on April 5 and includes significant changes to Medicare, including converting the program into a voucher-based system for people younger than 55.
“This budget — the first one we have even considered in two years — has a lot of good things in it that I fully support. But there are still too many unanswered questions with regard to Medicare reform, and I simply won’t support any plan until I know for a fact that Montana’s seniors will be protected,” Rehberg said.